Today's News

  • Return Of The Eagles

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - The birds are back.

        Bald eagles, between 30 and 50 of them, have made their way to a rural area of Mills County west of Interstate 29.
        Early last week, the eagles could be seen perched on tree branches near a borrow-pit lake by the  Mid America Motorplex. Monday morning, residents of the area reported seeing nearly 40 eagles in grassy areas near the motorplex.

  • Citizens of the Year

    Dr. Robert Fryzek and his wife Barbara have been named the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizens of the Year.

        The Fryzeks will be among the  honorees at the chamber’s annual Betterment and Beautification Dinner March 8 at The Fountains Ballroom. Recognition will also be given to Stephanie Patzer, Community Connection Award; Rachel Salerno, Junior Citizen of the Year; and Lori Gregory, Educator of the Year.

  • East Mills will play 11-man football in 2012, 2013 seasons

        East Mills football coach Kevin Schafer will have to dust off some 11-man playbooks.
        After five years of eight man football, East Mills is moving up to 11-man football and Class A for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
        “I bet you I threw all those (playbooks) away,” Schafer said. “I assumed we would probably always be eight man. But when we first switched over, I converted some of our 11-man stuff to 8-man, so some of it can be converted back.”

  • Treynor ends Knights' season

        The Fremont-Mills boys basketball team’s season came to an end on Thursday with a 54-45 loss to Treynor in the Class 1A, District 1 semifinals.
        The Knights (15-8) trailed 34-25 at the half but managed to rally in the third quarter behind a 10-2 run to trim the Cardinals’ lead to 36-35 heading into the fourth quarter. But Treynor (21-1) responded with a 10-2 run of its own to open the fourth quarter en route to the win.

  • Wolverines fall in district semifinals

        The East Mills boys basketball ralled from 16 points down but came up just a little short in a 59-49 Class 1A, District 1 semifinals loss last Tuesday to Council Bluffs St. Albert.
        The Falcons, winners of three in a row, came out on fire, jumped on the Wolverines early, and lead 19-3 after a dizzying, fast-paced first quarter.

  • Girls State Basketball Capsule

    Tale of the Tape
    Who: No. 5 Glenwood Rams (22-1) vs No. 4 Davenport Assumption Knight (22-2)
    When: 6:45 p.m. tonight
    Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines

  • History in their Hands

        Seeing his team was swatting some butterflies and dealing with the nerves just prior to perhaps the biggest game of their young basketball careers, Glenwood girls basketball coach Barry Loeffelbein lofted a joke at his team.
        “What's blue and smells like red paint?”
        After a few dull stares, the coach replied, “Blue paint.”
         The team burst into laughter. Butterflies gone. Nerves restored.

  • Rams Punch Ticket To State!

    ATLANTIC - It had been 33 years since the Glenwood girls basketball had qualified for the state tournament. Not anymore.

    The Rams hit a season-high 12 three-pointers and had four girls score in double figures to outrun and outplay an upstart Winterset team, 71-46, in the class 3A, Region 8 championship to punch the school's first ticket to state since 1979.

    Glenwood coach Barry Loffelbein was at a loss for words after his
    team's 22nd win in 23 games this season.

  • Not Guilty Plea

    A former Glenwood Community School District employee has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual abuse.

  • Earlier Start To School Year

        The first semester will end at Christmas break in the 2012-2013 school year, so says the Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors in a measure passed at last Monday's regular board meeting.
        The board voted unanimously to begin the next school year Aug. 15 for third through 12th graders and Aug. 16 for kindergarten through second grade. Classes began Aug. 24 for the current school year.